The Formation Damage Studies Lab studies the rheology properties of drilling fluids, the formation damage caused by drilling fluids, and the observations of fluid samples under heat and pressure.

OFITE HP/HT Filter Press (shown below) - It is designed for testing drilling fluids and cement under elevated temperatures and pressures. The unit simulates various downhole conditions and provides a reliable method for determining the effectiveness of the material being tested.

OFITE HP/HT filter press with metal instrument boxes suspended on small poles over a black box on a square base

HP/HT Visual Reactor (shown below) - It is used for visual observations of reactions and other purposes.

HP/HT visual reactor device, which is a thick metallic rectangle with an open slot in the center standing vertically on narrow end connected to tubing and featuring twelve Lego-like protrusions on front

Grace Instrument M3600 Viscometer (shown below) - It is engineered to do laboratory researches for advanced rheology testing. It is need to be used with a Microsoft Windows PC and the included M3600DAQ™ and M3600Frac™ software.

Grace Instrument M3600 Viscometer features a top number pad and screen on a rectangular box, with downward protruding wand, supported on two metal poles in back attached to back end of rectangular base

OFITE Five-Spindle, Single-Speed Multi-Mixer (shown below) - It is used in general purpose mixing of drilling fluids in preparation for laboratory tests of mud materials.

OFITE Five-Spindle Single-Speed Multi-Mixer, broad metal machine featuring five downward oriented mixing paddles on poles suspended above protruding flat base

Laboratory Oven (shown below)

Laboratory oven, thick-sided metal box with top instrumentation and front door opening to one side